Portrait head of an ephebe

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 0.28 m. Marble: Parian.
Chronology: shortly before 280 AD. EAM 399

The portrait depicts a beardless young man. The hair is arranged in straight, flat locks, combed to the front and hanging in a straight line to the forehead. The face is oval with «chubby» cheeks, a rounded chin and the mouth is small. The expression of the face is secretive. It follows the style of the portraits of Gallienus’ sons.